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Topic - Greg Whittington
After a scuffling first half, the Hoyas size and speed dominated Lipscomb en route to 70-49 win.
Greg Whittington averaged 12.1 points last season, but has not played for the Hoyas since Jan. 8. He underwent knee surgery this summer.
Smith, listed at 6-foot-10 and 350 pounds in the Hoyas' media guide, played two full seasons at UCLA, and then left that school after six games as a junior. It's not known whether he will be allowed to play at the start of this season or need to wait until the second semester.
The 6-foot-8 Whittington played in only 13 games last season for the Hoyas before being suspended for academic reasons. He averaged 12.1 points and 7.0 rebounds.
Otto Porter knew from a season's worth of experience that Florida Gulf Coast would make stopping him a priority. But this time, in the bright spotlight of the NCAA tournament, Porter wasn't able to overcome that increased pressure.
Before his Georgetown Hoyas left for their trip to China in the summer of 2011, coach John Thompson III began to see what he had in Otto Porter Jr.
Porter is never going to rock the boat, while Starks — who wants to run for political office one day — makes grand statements that make coach John Thompson III's eyes roll.
Otto Porter scored 20 points, and Georgetown made a season-high 15 steals and got a rare first-half boost from a walk-on Wednesday night in a 74-52 win over Seton Hall.
After starting 0-2 in Big East play for the first time in 11 years and losing forward Greg Whittington for academic reasons, Georgetown has won four of five, including back-to-back wins over then-No. 24 Notre Dame and then-No. 5 Louisville as it heads into Wednesday's home game against Seton Hall.
Whittington ranks second on the team in points (12.1) and rebounds (7.0) per game.
Porter had 20 points and eight rebounds Wednesday night as Georgetown won its eighth consecutive game against Providence despite being without second-leading scorer Greg Whittington.
Davante Gardner made two free throws with 8.3 seconds left and Marquette had to hang on while No. 15 Georgetown missed a deciding free throw before getting a 49-48 victory Saturday.
Rebounding is one of the aspects of basketball that can be difficult to teach, given the unpredictable nature of where the ball will bounce, combined with the complex chemistry of positioning, strength, agility and desire needed to corral it, all the while fending off an opposing player hoping to do the exact same thing.
The boxscore says American committed only seven turnovers against No. 15 Georgetown, including just one after halftime.The boxscore says American committed only seven turnovers against No. 15 Georgetown, including just one after halftime.
Greg Whittington scored a career-high 25 points, and No. 15 Georgetown beat Western Carolina 81-68 Saturday in a game played as executives discussed the future of the Hoyas and the Big East conference.
: Before tipoff, the program announced junior forward Greg Whittington had been dismissed from the team.
When Thompson was asked whether Whittington would be back for the next game he said, "I can't tell you right now."